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Mammoth Cave in Edmonson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mammoth Cave National Park

World Heritage Site

 
 
Mammoth Cave National Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2012
1. Mammoth Cave National Park Marker
Inscription.  
Through the collective recognition of the community of nations
expressed within the principles of the
convention concerning protection of the world
cultural and natural heritage

Mammoth Cave National Park

has been designated a
World Heritage Site
and joins a select list of protected areas
around the world whose outstanding natural and cultural resources
form the common inheritance of all mankind
October 27, 1981

 
Erected 1981.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series list.
 
Location. 37° 11.224′ N, 86° 6.073′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, in Edmonson County. Marker can be reached from Mammoth Cave Parkway 3 miles north of Kentucky Route 70. Marker is located at the Mammoth Cave National Park Visitor Center entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave KY 42259, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Mammoth Cave National Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2012
2. Mammoth Cave National Park Entrance
, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guide's Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); World Treasure Saved (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mammoth Cave Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Engine No. 4 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Trestle and the Highway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike & Hike Trail (approx. 2½ miles away); The Forest Returns (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Cave.
 
Also see . . .  Mammoth Cave National Park: World Heritage Site. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to the most extensive cave system in the world. This extraordinary system of caves covers over 456 km (285 miles) of surveyed passageways within the boundaries of the park and at least another 128 kms (80 miles) outside the park. (Submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Mar. 6, 2021